Merchants Associates Step Up to Support Food Bank

January 7, 2021

Merchants associates raised $4,000 for the Food Bank of Iowa on behalf of the Merchants Bonding Company Foundation during 2020. In April, Merchants directed its fundraising efforts towards the Food Bank of Iowa as food insecurity in Iowa increased due to the pandemic.

“Merchants associates really stepped up to support the Food Bank, especially during the start of the pandemic,” says Senior Vice President of Operations Bill Warner Jr.

Throughout the year, Merchants coordinated various virtual fundraisers and organized a drive-through food drive to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can fund four meals. With all the money donated, Merchants funded over 15,000 meals. 

The Food Bank of Iowa’s top priority is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. From gathering and distributing food, the Food Bank also makes it there mission to tell the story of food insecurity. To learn more about their mission or to donate to their cause, click here.